The outrage surrounding the New York Journal News’ decision to publish an interactive map with the names and addresses of pistol permit holders wasn’t enough to put off anti-gun Connecticut officials. “The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre,” courant.com reports. Dargan [above left] claims he introduced the bill “to have a discussion” about guns after “the worst school tragedy in history, with kids who are just learning how to tie their shoes gunned down by a madman.” Dargan’s bill may not make it to law, but that won’t stop him
grandstanding trying. And the post-Sandy Hook legislative push for new gun control laws continues to grow throughout America . . .
The Empire State may soon become the Emperor’s State as Governor Cuomo sends in his shock troops to infringe upon Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
“A breakaway group of Senate Democrats vowed Friday to help Gov. Andrew Cuomo pass the strongest assault-weapons ban in the country,” usatoday.com reports. “Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Democrat from the Bronx, N.Y., who heads the now-five-member Independent Democratic Conference, said after a 90-minute meeting in Cuomo’s office that the group supports the governor’s legislation ‘wholeheartedly’ and that he hopes it will be passed as soon as possible — preferably this month.”
The Gov’s legislative cabal is staying schtum about the ban’s detail, which are rumored to include registration and confiscation of modern sporting rifles. Cuomo is keeping his powder dry until Wednesday’s State of the State address. “It is unclear what type of gun-control legislation Senate Republicans might support,” the paper says, assuming they will support some kind of legislation. Not good.
The Providence Rhode Island City Council has boldly gone where anti-gun Democrats around the country are going to go. The Council passed a resolution in support of State bill 2573, eliminating the Ocean State’s gun control law preemption statute (which prohibits cities and towns from passing their own gun laws). If 2573 goes through, the Council will implement a ban on the “sale, use and possession [emphasis added] of all semi-automatic firearms within Providence.”
On January 27, the Burlington Vermont City Council will consider changing its charter to enable the seizure—yes, seizure—of all semi-automatic “assault weapons” and magazines by the police. As in the Renaissance City, Burlington is legally prohibited from going its own way gun control-wise in a state that allows [permitless] concealed carry.
It’s not just blue states that are making gun rights advocates blue. Although it’s not a gun ban bill per se, deep in the heart of Texas “City of Austin and Travis County officials plan to take steps to ban gun shows on city- and county-owned property — and potentially even curtail them on private property within the city limits, the American-Statesman has learned.”